Quotes tagged with depression (212 quotes found)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Ned Vizzini
I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.
sadness  depression  suicide  # 914
Laurell K. Hamilton
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
pain  depression  trauma  # 1076
David Foster Wallace
The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.
depression  suicide  # 1529
John Green
Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.
life  dying  depression  cancer  # 1643
T.H. White
The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.
depression  # 2629
Dodie Smith
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
depression  baths  deeds  # 2752
Buzz Aldrin
I inherited depression from my mother's side of the family.
family  mother  depression  # 8943
Laurie Halse Anderson
I've dealt with depression my entire life, on and off, which makes me the perfect author for teenage readers.
life  perfect  depression  # 13412
Giles Andreae
Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful.
life  depression  understand  # 13886
Giles Andreae
Trust me, you know when you've got depression.
trust  depression  # 13888
Walter Annenberg
I didn't feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money.
money  depression  # 15044
Adam Ant
Depression is something that doesn't just go away. It's just... there and you deal with it. It's like... malaria or something. Maybe it won't be cured, but you've got to take the medication you're prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.
Maybe  depression  Stay  # 15295
Adam Ant
Creative people are more prone to depression.
Creative  depression  Prone  # 15310
Adam Ant
I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness.
life  depression  Illness  # 15311